Republican National Convention — Day Three
Newt Gingrich gave a strong speech, but two things stood out.
One, he declared that "the cost of Hillary's dishonesty could be the loss of America as we know it."
Two, he attempted to explain away Ted Cruz's declaration that Republicans should "vote our conscience" in November.
He turned to the Trump supporters who booed the Texas senator, saying, "I think you misunderstood Ted Cruz." He attempted to say Cruz did indeed encourage Republicans to vote for Trump, although he did no such thing.
Hugh Hewitt called Newt out on it.
Then we learned the real reason why Gingrich acted like Cruz had endorsed The Donald -- it was part of his written speech! Here's a view of the teleprompter.